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Eurovision stars make it to annual music chart

Dutch radio channel NPO Radio 2 has an annual event, called the Top 2000. The entire country can vote for their all time favourite songs. Songs from 1939 until 2014 made the list this year. Once again, several Eurovision stars have made it to the list.
Starting with the most recent Dutch entrants, Ilse DeLange has eleven of her solo songs and one duet in the list: I Still Cry (#326), Miracle (#431), So Incredible (#632), I’m Not So Tough (#759), Blue Bittersweet (#844) World of Hurt (#1049), Hurricane (#1357), The Great Escape (#1522), Next To Me (#1670), We Are One (#1678), Beautiful Distraction (#1960), Winter of Love (#1966). Her duet with Kane, Before You Let Me Go, ended up on #1711. She’s also successful with her actual Eurovision entry. The Common Linnets feature twice in the list: Calm After The Storm makes it to #145 and their third single Love Goes On is on #1317. Former Common Linnets Waylon only has one song in the list, with Wicked Way making it to #1439.
Following Ilse DeLange, there’s Anouk. Her Eurovision entry Birds makes it to #231. The other songs she has on the list are Nobody’s Wife (#168), Lost (#245), Michel (#393), For Bitter or Worse (#429), One Word (#526), Three Days In A Row (#694), Girl (#829), I Don’t Wanna Hurt (#1055), Jerusalem (#1137), Sacrifice (#1274), Modern World (#1290), R U Kiddin’ Me (#1452) and Woman (#1556).
Also making the list is 2015 entrant Trijntje Oosterhuis. She has made the list with two duets and a solo song: De Zee (#1578). Both her duets are with Marco Borsato: Ik Zou Het Zo Weer Overdoen makes #1187 and Wereld Zonder Jou makes #1454.
Other notable Eurovision-related songs/artists:

  • 3JS (2011): Watermensen (#863), Geloven In Het Leven (#1181) and a duet with Ellen Ten Damme, Wat Is Dromen (#1285)
  • Ruth Jacott (1993): Leun Op Mij (#1496)
  • Maggie MacNeal (1974/1980): Terug Naar De Kust (#986)
  • Willeke Alberti (1994): Telkens Weer (#1978)
  • Glennis Grace (2005): Afscheid (#1756)
  • Bonnie Tyler (United Kingdom, 2013): Total Eclipse Of The Heart (#645)
  • Frida Boccara (France, 1969, winner): Cent Mille Chansons (#1682)
  • Françoise Hardy (Monaco, 1963): Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles (#1504)
  • Katrina & The Waves (United Kingdom, 1997, winner): Walking On Sunshine (#1767)
  • Loreen (Sweden, 2012): Euphoria (Eurovision winner, #1413)
  • Céline Dion (1988, Switzerland, winner): My Heart Will Go On (#922), Pour Que Tu M’Aimes Encore (#1707) and The Power of Love (#1791)
  • Julio Iglesias (Spain, 1970): Un Canto A Galicia (#1749)
  • ABBA (1974, Sweden, winner): Waterloo (Eurovision winner, #890) Dancing Queen (#127), The Day Before You Came (#133), The Winner Takes It All (#135), Eagle (#243), Thank You For The Music (#376), Mamma Mia (#664), Happy New Year (#771), I Have A Dream (#784), Chiquitita (#787), Lay All Your Love On Me (#945), Fernando (#1101), Does Your Mother Know (#1262), Knowing Me Knowing You (#1272), One Of Us (#1286), Gimme Gimme Gimme (#1305), Take A Chance On Me (#1508), The Name Of The Game (#1569), S.O.S. (#1665), Super Trouper (#1857) and Voulez-Vous (#1974)
  • Matia Bazar (Italy, 1979): Ti Sento (#1816)
  • Cliff Richard (United Kingdom, 1968/1973): Living Doll (with The Young Ones, #1314)

As you can see, there are quite a few Eurovision-related artists and songs in the list. The list this year is topped by The Eagles and Hotel California. Following The Eagles are Queen with Bohemian Rhapsody and Led Zeppelin with Stairway To Heaven. You can view the full list by clicking here.

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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